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day 2 - Dinner time
day 2 - Dinner time

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Mar 2, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2008

Viewed: 273
Comments: 8
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used 18-200mm Sigma OS lens at 200mm.
Minor Camera raw adjustments
cropped the hell out of it.
Adjusted colors and USM

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03/06/2008 05:46:32 PM
Great detail in the abdomen. I would have liked the DOF set back slightly to get the bee's forward parts in the sweet spot, but I understand this is a tricky shot to make. I really enjoy this one.
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03/03/2008 04:42:41 PM
Excellent sharp detail- the bee is diving right in !!!
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03/03/2008 02:53:13 PM
I'm scared to death of bees - you are a brave soul to get this close.
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03/03/2008 01:06:39 PM
Looks like a hungry bee. I have never seen the bee with its head in the flower before, thanks for the view. The bee is nicely in focus and I really don't mind the flower not being in focus.
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03/03/2008 01:51:26 AM
Thanks for the comments. Actually I set the 18-200mm lens to 200mm manual focus and set focus for minimum. I closed in to about 18" until the bee was in focus. I did reduce a 13MB RAW to 200KB on save for web, so I think the loss of detail on the flower is from DOF. I did not use a flash, but it was a sunny day. I tried switching to cloudy and shade WB, but it made the flower really oversaturated.
03/02/2008 09:26:51 PM
What a great capture you have here.
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03/02/2008 09:16:31 PM
Too bad you had to crop - lost some detail in the flower, but the Bee looks good... did you use a flash?
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03/02/2008 09:08:19 PM
Great pose, and excellent colors in this. Sharpness is good too for a big crop.
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